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Once the piece had been placed in the workshop, we moved into the shaping and moulding process, again very aware of proportions.
One of the techniques used for ensuring that the proportions are accurate on a piece this size is to stand the log up and work with it in an upright position.
To get the Marakihau fully moulded and shaped took 35 hours, using chisels. The person standing in the photo to the left and the Marakihau are both on the floor - neither are raised.